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IEEE WISARN 2020 (INFOCOM WORKSHOP) 2020 : IEEE WiSARN 2020 (INFOCOM WORKSHOP) 2020: 13th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks


When Apr 27, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020
Where Beijing, China
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2020
Notification Due Feb 15, 2020
Final Version Due Mar 6, 2020
Categories    computer science   wireless communications   unmanned aerial vehicles   robotic wireless networks

Call For Papers

Call for Papers for the 13th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks (IEEE WiSARN 2020)

27th April 2020, Beijing, China


Submission deadline: January 15th, 2020
Notification: February 15th, 2020
Camera ready: March 6th, 2020
Workshop Day: 27th April, 2020

- Best Paper Award (BPA)

- Best-selected papers related to robotic sensors networks and 5G will be invited to submit an extended paper to the Special Issue on “Internet of Things and Sensors Network in 5G Wireless Communications”, MDPI Sensors journal.

- Best-selected papers related to UAVs and control will be invited to submit an extended paper to the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (IEEE TCNS).

- Technical sponsorship of the IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Cognitive Communications and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems.

EDAS link for submissions:


Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV networks are characterized by the coordination and mobility of nodes that are able to accomplish distributed sensing and actuation tasks. Leveraged by the control and mobility of actors, the networking process and applications embrace a whole new set of possibilities. Specialized networked systems, made of intelligent devices (such as robots and UAVs), may deploy, repair and relocate sensors to improve coverage, build routes and fix network partition to ensure data communication, change network topology to shape routing patterns and balance energy consumption, and to respond to reported events in a timely and effective manner. Also, they might be able to integrate within existing and upcoming mobile infrastructures (e.g. the 5G), by enabling the sensing operations on complex and dynamic scenarios, and to process the data on the edge or to offload them toward existing cloud services. The benefits are limited only by imagination. As an emerging field, ground and aerial robotic systems are in need of new networking techniques as well as of novel cloud/edge architectures for data gathering and processing that might unlock the potentials of such systems.

To this purpose, WiSARN aims at bringing together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification and implementation of architectures, algorithms and protocols for current and future applications of sensor robotic and aerial networks. IEEE WiSARN 2020 will serve as incubator for scientific communities that share a particular research agenda in the area of the workshop’s topic. Moreover, it will provide its participants with opportunities to understand the major technical and application challenges of UAV/Robot networking as well as exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas related to their architecture, protocol, algorithm, and application design.


Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in design, implementation and evaluation of wireless sensor, robot and UAV networks. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- UAV-aided wireless sensor networks
- Communication protocols and wireless technologies for robotic systems
- UAV and robot networks in 5G systems
- Emergent behavior in robotic systems
- Cloud/fog/edge computing platforms in robotic systems
- Data management, gathering and aggregation issues in robotic systems
- Modeling and control of fleet of UAVs
- Autonomic and self-organizing coordination and communication in Robot and UAV networks
- Sensor-robot and robot-robot coordination
- Energy-efficient and real-time communication protocols in Robot and UAV networks
- Distributed control and management for Robot and UAV network deployments
- Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
- Robot task assignment
- Biologically inspired communication systems for Robot and UAV networks
- Software-Defined Aerial Networks
- Endurance Management
- Context-awareness and decision making for UAV systems
- Path planning, and target tracking in UAV networks
- Quality of service, security and robustness issues
- Robot advanced motion control
- Optimal control of networked robots
- Novel applications of Robot and UAV networks


It is required that the manuscript follows the standard IEEE camera-ready format (double column, 10-pt font) and be submitted as PDF file (formatted for 8.5-11 inch paper) as well as the requirement set by the EDAS paper submission system. Submitted paper must be original and unpublished papers with no longer than 6 pages. The direct link for paper submission is: 

All accepted papers of INFOCOM (main program and workshops), after being presented onsite at the conference, will be included in the proceedings to be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore. 


Submission deadline: January 15th, 2020
Notification: February 15th, 2020
Camera ready: March 6th, 2020
Workshop Day: 27th April, 2020


General Chairs

- Enrico Natalizio, University of Lorraine,
- Yannis Paschalidis, Boston University, USA

Technical Program Chairs

- Kaushik R. Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA
- Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
- Jianping He, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Web and Publicity Chairs

- Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna, Italy

Technical Program Committee (To Be Completed)

- Fatemeh Afghah, Northern Arizona University
- Christian Bettstetter, University of Klagenfurt
- Christelle Caillouet, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inria, I3S
- Carlos Calafate, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
- Joseph Camp, Southern Methodist University
- Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical University
- Arnaud Casteigts, University of Bordeaux
- Saptarshi Debroy, City University of New York
- Isabelle Guérin Lassous, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - LIP
- Francesca Guerriero, University of Calabria
- Shibo He, Zhejiang University
- Karin Hummel, JKU Linz
- Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València
- Jorge Ortín, Centro Universitario de la Defensa Zaragoza
- Shigeru Shimamoto, Waseda University
- Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna
- Fabrice Valois, Univ Lyon, INSA Lyon, Inria, CITI
- Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund University
- Evsen Yanmaz, Lakeside Labs
- Nicola Roberto Zema, LRI - Paris 11

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